Over €100,000 in grants has been awarded to 20 different charities, sports clubs, and community groups in Galway City.
The funding approved by the city Local Community Development Committee comes under the Community Enhancement Programme for 2020.
This is meant for the maintenance, improvement and upkeep of community centres and community buildings.
In total €109,412 has been allocated for 20 projects meant to enhance community facilities in disadvantaged areas of the city.
Several of the grants related to equipment of changes to facilities needed as a result of COVID-19.
The single largest grant awarded was €25,622 for the development of an outdoor communal area at Cumasu Centre in Doughiska.
A further €12,000 has been given to Galway Autism Partnership for adaptation and equipment required by COVID-19, and refurbishment of the sensory room at their Newcastle premise.
And the Brothers of Charity will receive €10,000 for a new outdoor structure in their community space to enhance the sensory garden.
The full list of projects to receive grants under the Community Enhancement Programme for 2020 is:
|Ref No.||Name of Group / Organisation||Purpose of Grant||Amount allocated|
|CEP 1||Westside Age Inclusion Ltd.||Upgrade of community facility to include electrical and heating system works for laundry service||€2,045|
|CEP 3||St. James GAA Club (Mervue Clubhouse)||Upgrade of clubhouse facility to include works required for kitchen and changing facilities in line with adaptations needed as a result of COVID-19||€2,855|
|CEP 4||Croí na Gaillimhe||Adaptations and equipment needed as a result of COVID-19 – maintenance works to public access area, upgrade works to toilet facility and meeting room||€4,490|
|CEP 5||Galway Autism Partnership||Adaptations and equipment needed as a result of COVID-19 – refurbishment of GAP sensory room and upgrade of furniture items for use||€12,000|
|CEP 6||Ballybane Community Organic Garden||Improvement and upkeep works to the garden area – re-roofing of outdoor structure and erect shelter belt around the garden area||€1,300|
|CEP 7||Galway City Partnership||Adaptations and equipment needed as a result of COVID-19 for Artisan Workshop space||€2,975|
|CEP 8||Fáilte Area Community Services, Brothers of Charity Galway||Installation of new outdoor structure in existing community space to enhance sensory garden, to include the purchase, delivery and associated building and installation works||€10,000|
|CEP 9||Galway Simon Community||Maintenance and improvement works required for community garden space in line with COVI9-19 and accessibility improvements||€8,000|
|CEP 10||Shantalla Men’s Shed||Upgrade and improvement works to community facility, to include energy efficiency works, upgrade kitchen facilities and outdoor maintenance for pathways / drainage||€8,415|
|CEP 11||Ballinfoile Mór Community Garden||Extend existing roof structure to create and improve permanent outdoor area for year round use||€2,850|
|CEP 12||COPE Galway Older People’s Service||Adaptations and equipment needed as a result of COVID-19, to include purchase of gazebo and associated furniture / seating||€2,990|
|CEP 13||Ballybane Community Resource Centre||Adaptations and equipment needed as a result of COVID-19, to include installation of new flooring and purchase of protective screening||€4,510|
|CEP 14||The Melting Pot Luck||Upgrade of kitchen facilities to include modifications, improvement and purchase of equipment needed as a result of COVID-19||€5,210|
|CEP 15||Galway Cheshire House||Development of community facility to include the provision of a wheelchair accessible pathway and outdoor area||€2,430|
|CEP 16||St. James Ladies Gaelic Football Club||Safety equipment – purchase and installation of fire alarm at Renmore Clubhouse||€1,420|
|CEP 17||Westside Resource Centre CLG||Adaptations needed as a result of COVID-19, to include safety and adaptation works required for new larger meeting room in community facility||€6,755|
|CEP 18||Le Cheile Westside Co. Ltd.||Purchase of IT equipment and improvement works to training room in line with adaptations needed as a result of COVID-19||€2,200|
|CEP 19||DRA CDC CLG (Doughiska Roscam Ardaun Community Development Company)||Development of new outdoor communal area at Cumasu Centre, to include renovation, construction and associated works||€25,622|
|CEP 20||CAPE Youth Project, Youth Work Ireland Galway||Purchase and installation of new intercom system to improve access||€1,760|
|CEP 22||Westside Youth Project – Youth Work Ireland, Galway||Adaptations and equipment needed as a result of COVID-19, to include maintenance works to communal area and purchase of additional items of equipment for youth space||€1,585|
|Total Amount Allocated||€109,412|